Is it possible to connect iPhone 4 to TV via RCA cable?

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  1. flyersdude
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    Has anyone been able to connect the iPhone 4 to a TV via RCA cable? It didn't work with iOS3, I'm wondering if it works now with iOS4. Thanks.
     
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    It does work on iOS 3, with the Apple dock to composite adapter. I don't see why it wouldn't work on the iPhone 4 as well.
     
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    There are some non Apple cables that do work. These cables have the authentication chip within them the allow them to work with iPhones and other newer iPods.
     
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    How do they replicate the chip that apple made?
    I know the one I bought has the chip and so far it works great even after updating the ios a few times.
     
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    They license it from Apple. So Apple still gets their cut of the pie.
     
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    Does anybody know if the apple one works only for movies or can you see and hear native apps like YouTube or safari clips on your tv or car tv screens also does pandora stream thru it on you tv or monitors???

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    You can use the Apple one to watch YouTube and view Photos with. There are some other apps that support it, but the developers must incorporate that functionality. As for audio, yes this works on your tv regardless of the app, but the video may not (see previous sentence).
     
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    YouTube works, movies saved onto the phone, photos, video sites that work on iPhone safari (not all).

    The air video app also works so you can stream movies from your computer to the phone and watch it on tv :)
     
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    apple cables work for videos, youtube and picture slideshows

    I'm having a problem though where the iphone 4 + iphone dock + cables do not output video

    but just the iphone 4 + av cables do output

    will look into this later


    btw jaibroken phone + av cables = complete mirroring ( what you seen on the screen is what you get on your tv)
     
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    The problem with this is that maybe the dock isn't forwarding the chip authentication pins.
     
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    Can someone else confirm this??? Does it work on a jailbroken iPhone 4??

    Thanks
     
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    Oh yes, very much so. One of the main reasons that I jailbroke my iPhone. I am currently using TVOut
     
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    Maybe this is a stupid question, but can you view programs that you bought off of iTunes with said cables? HD, perhaps?
     
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    Why would anyone else need to confirm this ?
    (In other words where is your paranoia coming from ? )

    I am using $50 dollar apple AV cables with the $30 Apple dock
    everything was bought brand new from apple
    everything works

    the problem is there is a lack of communication between the dock and the chip on the cable

    You want confirmation, go spend $80 and come back
    (the point of forums is to share information so that you can learn from other people's mistakes)

    I tested the cables/dock and got similar results with a os 4.0 and jailbroken phone ( obviously though output is limited with a stock phone )
     
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    AV Cable to play games.

    Yes you can use the AV cable to do something else than watch movies.

    We developed a game that will allow you to play on your TV:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFXCIrf6TNI

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    Denis
     
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    Bump for a question.

    I watch Netflix movies on my iPhone 4 when I'm working at the Fire Station for my 24 hour shift.

    Do these cables mentioned work with Netflix streaming movies so we can watch them on the TV?

    Thanks!
     
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    Yes, but Netflix only allows streaming via a video out cable on 4G iDevices.
     
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    Thanks!

    Isn't the video out cable the one listed earlier in this thread?
     
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    Yes, I suggest buying the one directly from Apple. While third party ones may work, I wouldn't risk it.
     
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